The Bristol Hippodrome have announced that comedy legend, musical theatre, television and Strictly star Brian Conley and celebrity style guru and television presenter Gok Wan will star in this year’s spectacular production of Cinderella, from Saturday 8 December.
In a career spanning three decades Brian has appeared in award-winning West End musicals and television sitcoms, presented his own chat shows, recorded three albums and completed numerous sell-out tours of the UK.
Most recently he was a contestant on the 15th series of BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing. coupled with pro-dancer Amy Dowden Brian was fifth to leave the competition, not before wowing the nation with his endearing dance routines and loveable personality.
On stage, he has starred as Edna Turnblad in the hit West End musical Hairspray and the title role in the UK tour of Barnum. Brian has completed a nationwide tour of Brother Love, celebrating the music of Neil Diamond,, starred in the nationwide tour of Oliver! playing Fagin, played the title role in Jolson, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award, and had leading roles in Me and My Girl, The Music Man and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This year Brian will embark on his latest UK tour, Still the Greatest Entertainer (in his Price Range).
Gok Wan will play The Fairy Gokmother, offering helpful style tips to The Ugly Sisters and creating the most magical ball gown in panto-land for Cinderella! Cinderella marks Gok’s sixth pantomime appearance, the first of which was the subject of the Channel 4 documentary Gok Does Panto. Cinderella marks Gok and Brian’s fourth pantomime together.
Gok’s TV career started with the overwhelming success of his Channel 4 series, How To Look Good Naked and Gok’s Fashion Fix. Gok’s other recent TV credits include How To Cook Chinese, Gok’s Style Secrets, and This Morning.
Cinderella will feature all of the ingredients of the perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy.
Cinderella will be produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer continuing their partnership with Hippodrome operators, ATG.
- To book tickets for Cinderella visit atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome